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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

This is the first time I’ve been to one of the EGX cons, more specifically EGX Rezzed 2017 – an event for fans and semi-pro/pro game developers entirely dedicated to PC and console games – and I wasn’t disappointed. Not least because I could attend the con in my Joe Punter hat, rather than my rather […]

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Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warhammer’s wry response to anti-fur charity … ?

Animal charity PETA – the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals – recently sent a letter to Games Workshop CEO Kevin Rountree asking that the fantasy and scifi miniatures firm ban “fur” garments from all its plastic Warhammer characters (and presumably the old metal/lead ones, too). PETA said, “From the mighty Leman Russ and […]

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Lego Star Wars – The Force Awakens (PS4 Review).

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lego Star Wars – The Force Awakens (PS4 Review).

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, someone thought it would be a great idea to take Lego characters and make them retell the stories of the ‘Star Wars’ films in a computer game that would appeal to children and adults alike. These people were richly rewarded for their idea as the […]

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Looking For Group by Alexis Hall (book review)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Looking For Group by Alexis Hall (book review)

Alexis Hall is one of my favourite authors. His ‘Prosperity’ series is some of the best and weirdest steampunk I’ve ever read. He’s also an avid gamer, so when I heard he had a nerdy gaming book coming out, I pre-ordered. The title of his new novel is ‘Looking For Group’, which is a phrase […]

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The Art Of Doom (book review)

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Doom    (book review)

Ahh, ‘Doom’! You think having children is responsible for sleepless nights? How about all-nighters blasting away on ‘Doom’ – the game that popularised the first person shooter – as you made your way around dark corridors reducing demons to bloody chunks with the BFG (the first word meaning ‘Big’ and the last meaning ‘Gun’. I’ll […]

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1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Original Video Game Soundtrack by Nima Fakhrara (MP3 review).

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
1979 Revolution: Black Friday – Original Video Game Soundtrack by Nima Fakhrara (MP3 review).

‘1979 Revolution: Black Friday’ is set in Tehran and you play a photojournalist who returns to Iran amid the bloody uprising against the ruling Shah. The game promises an immersive story as those you love deal with the consequences of the choices you make. Therefore the music has a rather big task in creating the […]

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Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4) (game review).

April 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4) (game review).

They say if it isn’t broken, then don’t fix it. That statement becomes a bit ironic when you apply it the Lego branded video games whose very raison d’être is to smash things up and then rebuild them into something useful but the statement also happens to ring true. Bar a few minor cosmetic and […]

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Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (book review).

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (book review).

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ has been a phenomenally successful game for Electronic Arts in conjunction with Dice and Lucasfilm. By the end of March 2016, it is expected to have shifted some 13 million copies and has already broken the PS4’s record for the most downloaded game. Like many ‘Star Wars’ fans, I took part in […]

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Fallout 4: the game that thinks it’s a Terminator movie?

November 5, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Fallout 4: the game that thinks it’s a Terminator movie?

A new trailer for post-World-War-3 survival game Fallout 4 reveals a story arc that has a distinctly Terminator-ish feel to it. Did those damn robots kill this world, too? A pox on you Skynet! The game finally arrives Tuesday, November 10th 2015.

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